What’s the fountain youth, secret to happiness, and key to health, longevity and a stress-free lifestyle? It’s something that gives pleasure and one of life’s most beautiful experiences to be shared with another human being.
Sex helps to create a balance between our emotional and mental health as it is a great stress buster. After sex, the brain releases endorphins that decrease stress, inducing a state of euphoria, in an individual.
During sex your body produces dopamine, a substance that fights stress hormones, endorphins, aka “happiness hormones” and oxytocin, a desire-enhancing hormone secreted by the pituitary gland.In a study, published in the Public Library of Science journal, three neuroscience researchers conducted a test on male rats and found that the sexually active rats were less anxious than rats with no sexual activity.
2) Boosts our immune system
Regular lovemaking boosts the body’s production of virus fighting chemicals. Recent research has revealed that regular sex can maintain antibodies at a higher level, thereby protecting us against infection.
Immunoglobulin A, an antigen that fights the flu increases when the frequency of sex increases.
3) Improves sleep
If you suffer from insomnia, then try having sex before you head to bed, as it induces sleep. After that great, lovely workout you are bound to get good sleep. But guess what? Sex works the same way as exercise. The increased heart rate leads to increased post-coital relaxation. Sex could be the next thing for insomniacs!